Collapse of county library system feared


Pete writes "Grim news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the potential collapse of the reciprocal borrowing program of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System(Available here). Quoting the article, "It costs about $2 for a library to lend a book or other item to a non-resident.", with the total annual cost near $1.4 million.


More proof that ILL is an LIE...

Libraries still justify the trashing
of their collections with the rationale
that they can borrow requested materials
from others...even when they have no
intention of doing so because of the
cost of the expensive, inefficient,
bureaucratic systems they set up for ILL.

Of course, those who can afford to do so
buy the book they need from OOP vendors on
the web. But those who can't afford to buy
the book can just "eat cake"!